This post is brought to you by Martha Bonneau from MugsyBoo.
As the snow falls outside my window making my yard look like a winter snow globe, I am inspired to share some of my favorite shaker cards and paper crafting projects with sequin and confetti pockets. It is all too easy to assume that cards and scrapbook layouts would be flat and static, but shaker cards prove that idea to be false. These projects beg to be picked up and given a shake or two!
Shaker cards can be filled with just about anything. The first things that come to mind are probably sequins, confetti, and glitter but you are only limited by your imagination. How about a card filled with coffee beans or cupcake sprinkles and candy …these cards look good enough to eat! To get you started here are a few favorite shaker card tutorials.
Now that you have learned how to make a shaker card, let’s get creative! From the basics to a card with a gel window pocket, you will be creating shaker cards for all occasions. Some of these even have video tutorials which I love, as a paper crafter I am a visual learner so this makes learning a new technique even easier.
Don’t feel left out if you are a scrapbooker or pocket page scrapper; you can create the shaker card effect on your pages by creating pockets that can be filled with embellishments. Confetti pockets add a touch of whimsy and added dimension to scrapbook pages and journaling cards. I have created sequin pockets on some of the pages in my Project Life album and these are my daughter’s favorite pages!
Have you created a shaker card? What did you fill it with?